REFLECTING ON 2017 & 2018 GOALS

(This is my best nine from my 2017 Instagram feed and I thought it was so cute how all the pictures mesh so well together!) Hello from Alabama! I’ve missed you friends and this blog space. We got back from a wonderful trip to Wisconsin yesterday and I feel so lucky we get to go there during the holiday for celebrating but I always feel so ready to get back home and into the swing…

A LANDING PLACE

are you sick of seeing the words “we’re moving!” on my blog (or anywhere for that matter) yet? god me too. me too. but guess what? we are officially homeowners and it’s for good this time. wait a second, i just have to say it once more except scream it this time. WE ARE HOMEOWNERSSSSSSSS!!!!!! WE HAVE A PLACE TO LIIIIIIIVE AND A PLACE TO PUT ALL OUR CRAP THAT ISN’T A STORAGE UNIT! queue…

638 DAYS OF AMELIA

this girl i haven’t done nearly as many posts on as i did with addison. second baby problems i suppose but i wanted to boast about her a little today because she is almost 21 months and she is literally a little dream boat! amelia, you don’t get nearly the amount of monthly, weekly, hourly updates as addison did when she was a baby but i hope you don’t measure that on how much i…

RAINY DAY WRITING, COOKING, AND LONG SLEEVES

day two of the girls going to school and it’s raining. i didn’t cry today. thankfully. yesterday i was a mess and sat in the parking lot for a half hour hoping someone would call from the school saying amelia or addison needed me. it didn’t happen. nobody needed me for those short three hours they were at school. it’s a good thing they didn’t need me. but apparently i needed them. anyway. it’s day…

WHAT’S LEFT ON OUR SUMMER BUCKET …

at the beginning of summer, i shared out summer bucket list and all the fun things i wanted to make sure we did this summer. throughout the last few months, i’ve been ticking off the activities one by one but now that we’re getting closer to the end of summer and school starting soon, i went back to check on what we all did and have to do yet. we’ve had such a fun and…

LATELY

july has been dedicated for trying to find a good groove with a new city/state and new home. it took a bit to see how it would go but i’m slowly learning where things are without a gps and what our new normal will look like. the start of this month was the very best though. my sister came down at the start of july and we spent a lot of time playing, unpacking the…

MILWAUKEE IN THE SUMMER & A PICTURE DUMP

i never appreciated what city living was like when i lived in wisconsin. i used to live only fifteen minutes away from downtown and i always hemmed and hawed about what a hassle it was to go downtown because there was never any parking. this still stands true but i never realized how much i took it for granted until i moved out of the city and state. and since i left wisconsin three years…